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Shp2Vec.exe is a tool provided in the FSX SDK to convert data from the common GIS 'Shapefile' format into the Bgl format used by Flight Simulator.

All input data must be in terms of WGS84 coordinate system, have relevant columns and entries in its attribute table and be accompanied by the correct XML defintion file supplied in the SDK examples.


  • Ensure polygons are 'single part' and not multipart features (use the multipart to single part tool in ArcGIS)- Multipart features will not process properly in Shp2Vec.
  • Ensure the shapefile has the correct columns added. Data will not be converted and appear to process indefinitely but no errors will be returned if it does not.